Threat Closes Lone Pine Schools

Email Threat Closes Lone Pine Schools

May 18, 2016
submitted by the Inyo County Sheriffs Department

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified Tuesday afternoon about an email threat to Lone Pine High School. The Sheriff’s Office began immediate investigations and is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and other law enforcement agencies to determine the credibility of the threat.

A decision was made Tuesday evening by school officials and law enforcement to cancel classes and all other school activities (Wednesday, May 18th) at both Lo-Inyo School and Lone Pine High School.

At this time it appears that the threat was isolated to Lone Pine High School. Law enforcement and school officials will continue to work together; students, staff, and the public will be notified when Lo-Inyo School and Lone Pine High School have been reopened.

“The safety of both students and staff is paramount,” stated Inyo County Sheriff, Bill Lutze. “At this time we are unable to disclose the details of the threat due to the ongoing investigation; however, as more information becomes available we will provide follow-up press releases.”

If anyone has information that may be helpful in this case you are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 760-878-0383.